December 1st, 2013

we are all mad

Trip To Italy: The Twitter Edition

December 1st marks the one month anniversary of getting married and setting out on the trip to Italy. It also means I have lived back in my hometown for ONE YEAR as of today. One year ago, I left the beautiful beach/es of Toronto behind and reluctantly dragged my heels back to St. Thomas. I had no idea at that time all that would happen - but then again, we never do.

The time stamp is totally off by the time we left the country. Between the difference in hours from the timezones AND the "fall back" subtract an hour thing, nothing is correct, including my photographs - oops! & yes, this really bothers me because I tend to be a bit obsessive compulsive about these things but it's exhausting just to think of trying to figure it all out (math is not my strong suit) and I suppose it's not THAT important.

I tried to share a fair bit (though I seemed to share less & less as time went on. Truth is, right before seeing the ruins of Pompeii, I think we both were burnt out on all the traveling. The ruins reignited interest but then some happenings in Rome (I'll get into those later) made us decide to stay in the last bit and watch the news instead.

Another thing I didn't mention: how HORRIBLE it is to fly for the first time, for 10 hours, in economy! Thankfully, I had the window seat and we had no mishaps with the flight but why didn't anyone tell me how brutal it could be?!

There are still more photos to post - from Rome, Vatican City, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri - and I've started on the Rome ones but I'm taking a little bit of a break at the moment. I have to look at the ones from the time of TERRIBLE TOURIST GUIDE and I don't want to get myself angry all over again right now. I'll write about that in the upcoming Rome post.

As complain-y as this sounds, the trip truly was an adventure. I never thought I'd get to see such places. So much history built on top of the ruins of more history. So much to see from the houses on the sides of mountains to the many narrow streets that could blend from one city into another. It was amazing.

And exhausting.

Thank you to those who followed along with my Twitter in real time. For those who didn't get a chance or didn't feel like clicking over there, here are the posts in chronological order for you to scroll through. Many thanks again to everyone who shared the journey with us in this way!

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